Need financial support for your future degree dreams? Do you want to design bridges, stop the next cyber threat, or create a best-selling video game?
Help is at hand; the search is on for one lucky West Midlander to have their STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) degree tuition fees fully paid, with the launch of the Millennium Point Charitable Trust Scholarship competition 2022, in partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU).
Following the closing date for online applications March 11th, 2022, a handful of applicants will be invited to a final assessment day in May 2022 before a winner is announced.
This life-changing opportunity, now in its eighth year, offers one lucky undergraduate complete funding for their degree, from a choice of over 20 courses at the faculty of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University (BCU).
The latest winner will mark over £100,000 in scholarships the Millennium Point Trust has funded at Birmingham City University.
The scholarship is open to school leavers and professionals alike who are looking to start a STEM-related career.
Last year’s scholarship winner, Asima Adnan, a mum of five from Dudley, is now studying for a BSc in Planning at BCU. She said: “I felt extremely lucky winning the scholarship; it has given me some financial peace of mind so that I can concentrate on achieving even better academically. It is a life-changing opportunity that is available to anyone, so go for it!”
2017 winner Sagal Qodah added: “Through the scholarship and support from Millennium Point, I’ve been able to increase my network, have been given access to industry events, and I’ve also been provided with help and guidance when needed.”
The scholarship is the flagship initiative from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust and is funded by the charity in
partnership with the university. In 2021, the charitable trust invested more than £1 million in STEM-related organisations, projects, and initiatives, based in the West Midlands.
Abbie Vlahakis, CEO at Millennium Point, said: “The very reason that the Millennium Point Charitable Trust exists is to give people a much-needed boost to their career in STEM – whatever that may be. I would urge anyone looking to study at BCU from September 2022 to apply for the scholarship.”
Birmingham City University Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment Professor Hanifa Shah said, “It is an incredibly exciting time to join our University community. Our £400m city centre campus will soon see the opening of the state-of-the-art STEAMhouse building – the new home to the School of Computing, alongside exciting new space and support for small to medium businesses working in STEM and arts areas. We are hugely grateful to all at Millennium Point Trust involved in offering and delivering this fantastic scholarship offer, and look forward to welcoming applications for the eighth edition of this annual competition in what will no doubt be a most important year for Birmingham.”